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Job Purpose:
Experienced Test Analyst required to join a leading International Life Assurance on a 12 Month Contract basis. The role holder will be responsible for working with the Developers and Business Analysts to plan, document and execute robust testing in order to enhance the delivery of online and back office applications to meet strategic business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
Creation of test scenarios, cases and plans for projects and individual BAU support JIRAs
Liaise with Project Team including Project Manager, Developer and Business Analyst
Coordinate and review test documentation
Take on the role of Test Lead for projects
Plan and carry out testing appropriate to the task with minimal supervision/guidance
Input and implementation to test framework and processes
Reporting of estimates, test metrics and progress updates to the Test Manager
Share test and system knowledge with others
Coordinate UAT as appropriate

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a testing role
Business Analyst skills would be beneficial
Perform effective and comprehensive testing of software
Have excellent spoken and written communication skills
Have a comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle with particular emphasis on testing activities
Be experienced in the specification, design and production of testing documentation
Understand the importance of logging, analysing and reporting bugs/incidents
Interact easily with users, developers and managers
Have sufficient critical faculty to assess test and development activities and suggest improvements

Hours & Benefits:
Structured working pattern- core business hours- also potential for an agile working pattern, competitive rates of pay, Douglas based

Job Purpose:
Experienced Client Accountant sought to join the Client Accounting team of an International Fiduciary Services Group in a contract capacity, potentially with a view to a permanent appointment. The role requires the preparation of accounts for a variety of company and trust structures and applicants should have previous experience and industry understanding, to work on diverse client matters.

Key Responsibilities:
The preparation of accounts for a portfolio of diverse client company and trust structures, to include property holding companies
Working as part of the Client Accounting team, managing the preparation of accounts and associated Tax and VAT matters for a range of International entities

Skills & Experience:
Previous Client Accounting experience is essential, having understanding of company and trust structures as well as experience of working to appropriate International accounting standards
Ideally part or fully qualified (ACCA/ ACA/ similar), although applicants who are qualified by experience may also be considered
Proactive approach with strong communication and organisational skills
Used to working autonomously in a busy team but with support, as needed

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, market rate salary plus benefits, with car parking available

Job Purpose:
HR Consultant required on an initial contract basis. The successful candidate will have a strong HR or administration background and will support the delivery of the HR people strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
A point of contact for HR queries
Administration of payroll for all jurisdictions
Administer Company benefit schemes e.g. Pension, Private Healthcare
Responsible for all aspects of the employee life cycle - from recruitment to leavers
Act as HR Advisor for all employee related matters
Liaise with third parties such as recruitment agencies and scheme providers

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience in HR is essential
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Ability to manage and prioritise own workload in a fast paced environment
Self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Competent in all Microsoft applications
Knowledge of SharePoint would be beneficial

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, core business hours - competitive salary

Job Purpose:
Assistant / Client Accountant required to join the Accounts team of a leading Investor Services organisation to support the Accounting and Administration team

Key Responsibilities:
Build strong customer relationships with existing and new clients gaining insight into their needs and delivering customer-centric solutions
Work with purchase ledgers and computerised accounts packages
Accounting structures including bookkeeping, monthly or quarterly management accounts, cash reporting, VAT returns and annual financial statements
Improve processes and procedures in the most effective and efficient way possible

Skills & Experience:
Part or fully qualified in either ACA, ACCA or CIMA, or qualified by experience working in a similar role
Proven experience within the CSP environment would be desirable
Knowledge and experience of preparing VAT returns
Good working knowledge of FRS 102
Working knowledge of the following systems (desirable) - Sage, 5series, Word and Excel.

Hours & Benefits:
Full Time Permanent Hours
Support towards continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development

Job Purpose:
Experienced Client Accountant sought to join a growing Fiduciary Services Provider. Applicants will either be qualified by experience, be part qualified or qualified, but should have experience in managing the accounting responsibilities for a diverse portfolio of trusts, companies and foundations across various jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities:
The preparation of client financial statements and other accounting related work, including tax and VAT returns, in line with relevant accounting standards
Experienced in managing the accounting of investment and property portfolios
Supporting the Head of Finance in ensuring that the team meet timely and accurate reporting objectives

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience within client accounting is preferred, to have comprehensive understanding of International trust and corporate structures coupled with strong technical understanding of accounting standards
Experienced in managing accounting for investment and property portfolios
Used to meeting deadlines and working autonomously
Good organisational and communication skills, assisting with the training and development of staff, as needed
Experienced, Part qualified or fully qualified Accountant

Hours & Benefits:
Full time hours, competitive salary (depending upon qualifications and experience), plus benefits

Job Purpose:
ACA/ACCA part qualified candidate with experience in Audit, is sought to take on a varied portfolio of client work, from small local businesses to larger, more complex Audits, including Financial Services clients. Applicants will complete their studies and additionally gain practical accounts preparation experience as part of their responsibilities. The successful candidate may broaden the scope of their experience with the client work & portfolio being undertaken and the opportunity should also give a more realistic work/life balance, with overtime being paid when this is required.

Key Responsibilities:
Working as part of a proactive audit team, providing an effective hands-on advisory role for a varied portfolio of clients
Undertaking all aspects of audit fieldwork and completion
Assisting with or managing the production of work papers and drafts of financial statements, including the production of conclusions in respect of any technical and audit issues identified
Taking an active role in audit planning discussions, identifying audit risks and developing an understanding of client businesses

Skills & Experience:
ACA/ ACCA part qualified and looking to complete studies, with previous experience within Audit
Used to working autonomously, with support as needed, in accordance with appropriate professional and company standards, to achieve expectations
Good interpersonal skills, able to delegate work and provide appropriate coaching and on-the-job training to other members of the team
Experienced in working in a commercial and timely manner

Hours & Benefits:
Full time hours, with overtime being paid and only required from time-to-time. Highly competitive salary and benefits

Job Purpose:
Business Risk Manager required by an International Wealth Management Group in a permanent role based on the Isle of Man. Primary responsibility is to manage the Business Risk team and working closely with the Compliance Officer, Risk Officer and Company Secretary.

Key Responsibilities:
To provide people management and development to the team
Perform daily screening through Screening Deployed
Foster good working relations with other departments, especially the operational areas, and other key stakeholders
Ensure the operational areas receive the appropriate training to meet their regulatory obligations
Support the efforts of the Isle of Man Group in maintaining a secure environment for the protection of client data in accordance with the Information Security Management System
To work closely with the company officers to ensure all regulatory reporting, monitoring and legal obligations are met at all times
To oversee and perform monitoring exercises in conjunction with the Compliance Officer and the Risk Officer where appropriate

Skills & Experience:
Previous experience working in a Compliance department
Good working knowledge of relevant regulatory legislation
A proven track record in managing and developing a team of high achievers
Good planning and organisational skills
Ability to work within a team or on own initiative
Can maintain high level of accuracy and still work within agreed service standards
Ability to work under pressure
Positive can-do attitude
Ability to meet individual targets and goals with accurate results

Hours & Benefits:
Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits

Job Purpose:
Qualified ACA/ ACCA Accountant sought to join the finance team of a Financial Services Group in a new role as Reporting Accountant. The role will involve the preparation and improvement of internal and external reporting, working alongside the Group Financial Controller.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation and review of management, committee, regulatory and statutory reports, accounts and returns
Detailed variance and margin reviews of Company figures, including variance analysis
Preparation of budgets for the Group and it's subsidiaries
Assistance with the preparation of year end accounts

Skills & Experience:
ACA/ ACCA qualified with particularly in depth technical understanding of IFRS and UK Accounting standards
Excellent Excel and reporting skills
Strong communication skills and professional approach; confident in working with Senior Management as well as working under pressure to meet deadlines

Hours & Benefits:
Full time, market rate salary plus company benefits

Job Purpose:
An experienced Senior Administrator is sought by a leading Trust company based in central Douglas. The role holder will manage the day-to-day administration of a varied portfolio of fund structures, working with Directors and Senior Management to promote the company's fund capability.

Key Responsibilities:
Deal with day-to-day administration of a varied and complex portfolio of fund structures
Compliance with KYC procedures and maintaining a detailed knowledge and understanding of each structure
Maintenance and administration of shareholder activity and registers on investor services platform
General corporate secretarial responsibilities to include drafting of resolutions and minutes

Skills & Experience:
A minimum of 3 Years' industry experience and technical knowledge, to include more complex areas of IOM fund regulation, investment products, asset management, accounting law, and legislation
A relevant professional qualification would be advantageous
Excellent organisational and client management skills, together with a good working knowledge of current company and fund legislation
Supervisory skills to include a high level of integrity, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to multitask

Hours & Benefits:
Full time business hours (35 hours p/w); Salary commensurate with relevant skills and experience; Full company benefits package

Job Purpose:
Business Analyst required to join an expanding Financial Group on a permanent basis. This is a key role in the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of the business in terms of business functions and processes

Key Responsibilities:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity
Discover and analyse requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate
Support programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals
Define, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project

Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Business Analyst within financial services.
Excellent problem solving skills
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
Testing/Analytical skills - Thinking Interprets quantitative and qualitative information to achieve a business-related objective. Produces effective solutions to complex problems. Identifies underlying trends and issues and does not always stop at initial answer. Systematic and logical
Ability to demonstrate AGILE strategy
Basic SQL Skills
Experience of formal system analysis and design methodologies
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to achieve tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
Business Analysis or Testing Qualifications, e.g. ISEB or IIBA

Hours & Benefits:
Market competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, structured working pattern, Douglas based

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